The Ahmedabad unit of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, along with veteran journalist Sheela Bhatt, will dedicate to the public the Kanti Bhatt Memorial and Reading Room at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Khanpur premises on Tuesday, February 21. Sheela Bhatt, wife of the late Kanti Bhatt who is one of the most prolific and well-known Gujarati journalist, donated to the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan around 1,600 books from the personal collection of Kanti Bhatt.
These books, and around 16,000 articles penned by Kanti Bhatt, will be a part of the memorial and the reading room which is a tribute to almost six decades of journalist work of Kanti Bhatt.
Well-known Gujarati author and playwright Madhu Rye will be present to do the honours at the event. The books will be made available to readers, including students and researchers, free of costs.
This is an initiative to preserve the legacy of one of Gujarat’s and India’s finest journalist and author, said memorial’s curator, Shyam Parekh, who is the director of Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, Ahmedabad, and the director of Bhavan’s Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Communication and Management, Ahmedabad.